Mississippi River Gunboats of the American Civil War 1861-65
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Mississippi River Gunboats of the American Civil War 1861-65 (New Vanguard #49)

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At the start of the American Civil War, neither side had warships on the Mississippi River and in the first few months both sides scrambled to gather a flotilla, converting existing riverboats for naval use. These ships were transformed into powerful naval weapons despite a lack of resources, trained manpower and suitable vessels. The creation of a river fleet was a miracl...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published March 25th 2002 by Osprey Publishing
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